Unit 1 Activities Around L.A.
Unit 2 - Weird Beliefs
Unit 3 - Celebrities Have Problems Too?
Unit 4 - The Roaring Twenties
Unit 5 - Holidays
Unit 6 - What is it REALLY about?
Unit 7 - Doing Good
Unit 8 - Your Health
Unit 9 - Car Advice
Unit 10 - By Land & Sea
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4.2.3 Reading for Comprehension and Building Reading Skills

Building Reading Skills: Predicting

Predicting can help you make a connection between new information and what you already know .

Before reading the whole passage “Changes in the Modern World”, read each paragraph. After each paragraph, answer the comprehension questions that follow. Then try to predict what will be in the next paragraph. For the answers scroll past the reading and click next>.

1. What were the 1920s called? Why were they called this? 2. What were the 1930s called? Why were they called this? 3. PREDICTING: What do you think the next three paragraphs will be about? Explain.

1. Why were the people excited about the 1920s?

2. In addition to Art Deco, what else was new in the 1920s?

3. What was different for women in the 1920s?

4. PREDICTING: What do you think the next paragraph will be about?

1. Why is October 29th, 1929 called “Black Tuesday”? 2. List three negative things that happened as a result of The Great Depression. 3. How did people react to The Great Depression? 4. PREDICTING: What do you think the next paragraph will be about?

1. What do many experts believe caused the end of the Great Depression? 2. What kinds of new jobs did the war create? 3. Why does the author say “It was a sad way for the Great Depression to end”?

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